Brasenose has a reputation for being the friendliest University college and we are located at the very heart of the cosmopolitan city of Oxford. Although the history of Brasenose stretches back some 500 years, we are a modern, progressive and vibrant place to live and study. We have a fantastic week-long arts festival every year, have recently refurbished and expanded our libraries, and have opened a new lecture theatre last year. Our diverse student body puts on a huge array of events, including open-air music festivals, holi, film nights, pub quizzes, Halloween parties, garden parties, LGBT+ events, BAME events, puppy petting, Pilates, a summer sports day and much more. We are very keen on environmental issues and recently won the Student Switch Off competition, the Planet Pledge contest and achieved a Gold Award for Green Impact. Graduate students also have their own Common Room: The HCR. This is a place where you can come to relax, read newspapers and magazines, make tea and coffee, eat your lunch and catch up with friends. We also hold many of our social events here, such as games nights, cocktail parties and our infamous ‘Second Desserts’! The HCR has its own committee, elected annually during Hilary term, which represents graduate interests within the college and university, acts as a point of contact for general welfare issues and organises various social events throughout term.